Covenant University has been ranked first in Nigeria, while it also occupies the global 801-1,000 range.
The positive ranking comes on the heels of the private university’s 18th convocation ceremony, which commences today with special convocation assembly, followed by award of first and higher degrees on Friday, and concludes with thanksgiving service on Saturday morning.
Among the 15 top universities, nine are located in the South West, two in the South East, two in the South South, one in the North West and one in the North Central.
This is even as the University of Ibadan and the Federal University of Technology, Akure, came second and third respectively in Nigeria, according to the Times Higher Education’s 2024 rating.
Other tertiary institutions that also enjoyed positive ranking include the University of Ilorin, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Afe Babalola University, University of Benin, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Lagos State University, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Obafemi Awolowo University, and University of Port Harcourt.
Analysis of the latest ranking showed that the CU is among the top 1,000 universities in the world. And though ranked first in Nigeria, the Christian-themed university is placed within the global 801-1,000 range.
The University of Lagos and Bayero University, Kano, emerged fourth and fifth in Nigeria, respectively.
The Ranking Web said the World University ranking includes 1,904 universities across 108 countries and regions.
“The Times Higher World University ranking includes 1,904 universities across 108 countries and regions.
“The table is based on our new WUR 3.0 methodology, which is carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across five areas; teaching, research environment, research quality, industry and international outlook.”